DAC Collection Object Information
Five Melody Boys,
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions (Image): 188 x 240 mm (7.4 x 9.4 in.)
Inscribed in pencil on verso: “5 Melody Boys 2nd time here 11-5-13”
Accession number: 1918.104.22.168
Gift of Ina and Philip S. Trager (BA Wesleyan 1956, DFA 2008), 1981
Provenance / Collectors' marks: Purchased by the donors from a secondhand store in Bridgeport, CT; possibly collected by owner or manager W.P. Heuritze of the Roanoke Theater (location presently untraced), or by several managers or theaters.
Bibliography: See Laurie, p. 205; see object file for research on the collection by Laura Plageman (B.A. Wesleyan 1999) and Erika Greene (B.A. Wesleyan 1988).
Work Type: photograph
Related Works: From a group of 74 vaudeville photographs, DAC 1922.214.171.124 – 19126.96.36.199. Same pencil inscription on verso as numbers 19188.8.131.52, .23, .26, .29, .32, .35, .36, .41.
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